A teenager was killed after being hit by a semi in Hardin County, Ohio. The accident occurred on State Route 235, and the victim, 17-year-old Jayden Elwood, was found dead at the scene. The driver of the semi, Thomas Carl, initially thought he hit an animal and continued driving. The crash is currently under investigation. Your Hometown Stations reported
In Hardin County, Ohio, a tragic incident occurred this morning where a teenage boy lost his life after being struck by a semi-truck. The crash took place on State Route 235, just north of County Road 80. Jayden Elwood, a 17-year-old from Ada, was discovered deceased by deputies who responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a potential collision between a bicyclist and a semi-truck. The semi-truck suspected of hitting Elwood was later found south of Kenton.
The driver of the semi-truck, Thomas Carl from Harrod, claimed that he initially believed he had hit an animal and stopped to investigate. However, he did not see any evidence of the collision and continued his journey. Upon inspection, deputies found damage on the semi-truck consistent with the crash with the bicycle. The incident is currently under investigation by the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office.
An updated press release from the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office provided additional information. It confirmed the identity of the victim as 17-year-old Jayden Eldwood from Ada. The authorities received a 9-1-1 call at 5:07 am, reporting a possible collision between a bicyclist and a tractor-trailer traveling north on State Route 235. Deputies located the deceased body of Elwood off the east side of the roadway.
The tractor-trailer involved in the incident was eventually stopped south of the Kenton city limits. The driver, Thomas M. Carl, aged 51 from Harrod, admitted to being present along route 235 and believed he had struck an animal. After inspecting for any signs of impact and finding none, Carl continued his journey. The investigation into the crash is ongoing, with assistance provided by the Kenton Police Department, Upper Scioto Valley EMS, and the Hardin County Coroner’s Office..